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    One of the best rushers in college football will be featured when Alex Tecza and the Navy Midshipmen (3-5) host the UAB Blazers (3-6) on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

    The Blazers are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the Midshipmen. The over/under for this matchup is 52.5 points.

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    Game Info for UAB vs. Navy

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    • Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
    UAB vs Navy Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UAB -2.5 -114 -106 52.5 -110 -109 -145 +122

    UAB Pick Insights

    • UAB has gone 5-4-0 ATS this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, UAB is 1-0 against the spread.
    • UAB games have hit the over on six of nine occasions (66.7%).

    UAB Stats & Insights

    • While UAB ranks 19th-worst in the FBS in total defense with 426.1 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation offensively, as the Blazers rank 23rd-best in the FBS (450.9 yards per game).
    • With 38.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks worst in the FBS, UAB has been forced to rely on their 44th-ranked offense (30.8 points per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Offensively, UAB has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 12th-best in the FBS by totaling 303.3 per game. The Blazers rank 61st on defense (226.1 passing yards allowed per game).
    • With 200 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS, UAB has had to lean on their 82nd-ranked running game (147.6 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
    • In addition to a 51.7% third-down conversion rate allowed on defense, which ranks worst in the FBS, UAB has put up the 69th-ranked third-down percentage (39%) on offense.
    • With 14 forced turnovers (44th in the FBS) against 18 turnovers committed (120th in the FBS), UAB’s -4-4 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Jacob Zeno has thrown for 2,389 yards (265.4 ypg) to lead UAB, completing 75.4% of his passes and recording 17 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 145 rushing yards on 70 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Brown Jr. has carried the ball 105 times for a team-high 479 yards (53.2 per game) with nine scores. He has also caught 30 passes for 343 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Isaiah Jacobs has carried the ball 55 times for 249 yards (27.7 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Tejhaun Palmer has hauled in 36 catches for 609 yards (67.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Amare Thomas has put up a 388-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 44 passes on 55 targets.
    • Kevin Penn paces the team with four sacks, and also has three TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Michael Moore is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 45 tackles, four TFL, and one sack.
    • BJ Mayes has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 24 tackles and three passes defended.

    Navy Betting Insights

    • Navy has covered the spread twice in seven opportunities this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Midshipmen are 1-1-1 against the spread.
    • Three of Navy’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (42.9%).

    Navy Pick Insights

    • Navy has not been getting things done offensively, ranking 10th-worst with 300.3 total yards per game. It has been better defensively, surrendering 373.5 total yards per contest (67th-ranked).
    • Navy ranks 12th-worst in points per game (18.3), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 51st in the FBS with 23.4 points allowed per contest.
    • Navy’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 102.8 passing yards per game, which ranks second-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 93rd with 239.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Navy’s run defense ranks 52nd in the FBS with 134.3 rushing yards surrendered per game, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 19th-best by racking up 197.5 rushing yards per game.
    • On offense, Navy is a bottom-25 unit on third down, producing a 27.6% third-down conversion percentage (fourth-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 32.7% third-down rate (24th-best).
    • Navy has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking second-best at +12.

    Navy’s Best Players

    • Tai Lavatai has compiled 522 yards on 53.3% passing while recording four touchdown passes with two interceptions this season. He’s also run for 171 yards with two scores.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tecza, has carried the ball 82 times for 547 yards (68.4 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Dabe Fofana has run for 235 yards across 57 attempts, scoring one touchdown.
    • Eli Heidenreich has hauled in 241 receiving yards on nine catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Brandon Chatman has caught 11 passes and compiled 186 receiving yards (23.3 per game).
    • Nathan Kent’s 11 targets have resulted in four receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown.
    • Xavier McDonald leads the team with three sacks, and also has one TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Colin Ramos is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 66 tackles, one TFL, and one sack.
    • Rayuan Lane has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 41 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and five passes defended to his name.
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